USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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Cannot format/reset Windows 10 Pro

I am trying to do a clean install and am unable to do so. First, I went to Reset this PC in PC Settings but I get this error when I try to remove everything: Next, I got the MediaCreationTool from ...
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How to make Alsa pick a preferred sound device automatically?

I bought an USB sound card. I'd like to set up my Linux desktop so that it prefers the USB device, if it is plugged in and automatically switches as the device is (un)plugged. Is it possible, and how? ...
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Verizon USB551L 4G Stick on Linux

I have been trying to get a Verizon USB551L 4G USB Stick working on Debian Linux. I have been able to get it to connect, but it always disconnects after 10 secs to 2.5 minutes, then it cannot connect ...
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How to map a virtual COM port to a physical USB port?

My question is similar to Setting up a virtual Com Port?, which has no answers. I have software that can only print to a printer on COMx, a printer with a USB port, and a computer with a USB port but ...
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Install OS X: USB bootable, launch path not accessible

I am trying to downgrade a MacBook from Yosemite to Mavericks. I have created a bootable USB with Mavericks, restarted and booted from USB. When I select Install OS X and click Continue, nothing ...
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How to start Linux Live USB from a Linux Live CD?

I have an old computer that only runs bootable CDs and it does not have BIOS. I was thinking that it might be able to boot a live Linux USB from a live Linux CD because it also does not have a DVD ...
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Win8.1 Installation media fails to detect keyboard and mouse / USB ports not working

I have a laptop with Win8.1, and I decided I should upgrade it to Win10. While it was updating, I plugged my phone connector for it to charge. Then I realized that all of my USB ports are not working ...
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Detect when a drive is plugged into a Hyper-V host and automatically attach it to a VM as a pass-through disk

I current am using a WS2012R2 file server and it is a VM. I already have a NAS storage for backing the data up on it and now I want to add a offsite USB storage drive as well... While it isnt much ...
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USB Drive's folders disappeared but space still ocupied

My USB drive had viruses. I scanned and fixed all of them. But now all my files have disappeared. They are not hidden and the space in the properties shows 15% used just like it was before. I tried ...
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Backing up several 5Mo+ files from USB key to another one

I often have to backup between 500 and 1000 files each between 5 and 10Mo. The files are originally on an SD Card or a computer (SSD) and have to be copied to a USB key. So I need to copy USB to USB ...
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Transferring large file to/from USB drive causes system to hang until transfer is done

I have a box running Ubuntu 16.04 server. It has an internal SATA hard drive with the OS on it, and an attached USB 3 hard drive which I use for storage of large/long term files. A lot of times, this ...
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Cannot install USB driver for my Samsung Galaxy S Plus

I cannot run my Android Application on my Samsung Galaxy S Plus. I followed the guidelines on the Android Developer site. The first time I tried this I was able to select Device Manager and in the ...
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Can't Boot from Fedora USB

I'm trying to boot from a USB with Fedora ISO on it, but it goes straight to windows 10. I've set the boot order to try the USB first and I'm pretty sure that the files are correct on the USB Files. I ...
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Can Chromebooks print to USB printers?

I'm posting this question because there is a lot of outdated information on the internet, from the days when Google Cloud Print was the only available option. For folks on WiFi, or printing to an ...
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How can I find Windows 7 drivers for this laptop?

I recently bought a laptop, Asus ux303ub. https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/ASUS-ZenBook-UX303UB/ I installed Windows 7 on it, however almost nothing works, including usb ports, wifi chip etc.. ...
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How to determine USB charger quality? [on hold]

If you need to buy the USB charger for your devices, what to look for in terms of determining the quality?
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Is it possible to connect a tablet to the network without wifi via usb without otg adapters?

We must connect a tablet to the network without wifi access, using usb cables. As far as I know there are OTG adapters to do this, but I'm interested in doing this without those. (Not all of the ...
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USB is not working anymore. Unusable, Unformattable [duplicate]

Today my friend told me that a USB is having a problem I told them I'll take a look. The problem was there were trying to copy a file to it which was 20-22 GB of size (the USB is 32 GB) and for no ...
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Remove partitions that appear after GPT format

I recently formatted my USB to EFI with GPT partition on Windows 10 using diskpart. Since then, even though the USB is not plugged in there are two partitions (empty and useless) that show up among ...
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Need clarification on what IDE hard drive size—2.5 inch versus 3.5 inch—actually means

I have some older IDE (parallel ATA) hard drives I want to check for files before tossing them out. I have found SATA/IDE to USB Adapters to use, but they specify 2.5" and 3.5" hard drive connections. ...
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USB ports device descriptor issue

I've been suffering from a USB Device Descriptor error for quite some time. This bug has been chasing me since Win 7, and has carried on to Win 8, and then to my dual boot of Win 10 and Ubuntu ...
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USB 3 hub can also host USB 2 devices

I understand that when I use a USB 2.0 devices on USB 3.0 ports, that I'm really just using a USB 2.0 bus along side the USB 3.0 bus. What I really need is a true USB 3.0 device that can act as a USB ...
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Why does Device Manager show “Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft)” when I have only USB 2.0 ports?

My laptop's model number is an ASUS X205TA-SATM0404G. It has 2 USB 2.0 ports, which I have verified by looking up the specs online and also via the software and techniques mentioned here: How to ...
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Does “USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller” mean my computer is USB3 compatible?

Using a tool to display my computers hardware properties, I can see that my computer has a "USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller". Does this automatically mean, it is USB 3.0? Or could this also apply ...
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Reason for 11-bit counter field in the Start-of-Frame Packet in the USB specification?

Start-of-Frame Packets : The USB host controls the processing of data in 1ms units called frames. During each frame, it examines what requests are outstanding and allocates each pipe bandwidth ...
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Connect android-x86 run on VirtualBox as USB device for debug

I have: Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie) installed on old Gygabyte laptop. Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): ...
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How to get low level information from a USB key? [on hold]

I am running Debian/Linux, and I would like to know what low level tools are available to print detailed information about a USB key (eg. USB 1.0 vs USB 2.0…). Neither dmesg, nor lsusb have proved to ...
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Windows disable enhancedpowermanagement by default

I use many USB HID devices and since Windows 8, the Power Management disables them by default. I wrote a script to change that, but I don't want to have to run this script every time I add a device. ...
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USB Ports Not Working

None of the USB ports work anymore on my HP EliteBook 2540p laptop which is running Windows 7 Pro SP1. By "not working," I mean if I try plugging in a thumbdrive or external HDD it does nothing ...
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Create a bootable Windows 10 USB drive (UEFI) from Linux

How can I create a bootable Windows 10 USB drive from Linux ? Please note: WinUSB doesn't work with Windows 10. UNetbootin doesn't work either. dd method didn't work as well. Beside this, I've ...
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Windows 7 laptop no longer sees USB drives - how to fix?

When I plug USB drives in to my computer the icon on lower right shows that a USB device is ready to use, but Windows 7 does not show the drive anywhere. Under Disk Management (screen shot) I see the ...
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Is there any difference between front and back USB ports?

I bought a flash recently, In the warranty card there was a caution saying "Always use USB ports on the back of the case" . Is there any difference between front and back ports? They are all connected ...
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No notification sound when using one USB port (Windows 7 64 bit)

I have an HP laptop (G4 250) with Windows 7 64 bit. The laptop has two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. The ports all work fine except one which when anything is plugged on it, no 'Device attached' ...
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Booting from USB in win 10- What are the factors involved?

I got an Asus laptop recently, and it cannot boot properly from USB at all. Ubuntu, Clonezilla and Minitool Partition Wizard all crashed while booting. Curiously, they all crashed DURING boot, as in ...
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Windows 7 cannot view FAT32 formatted bootable usb drive

I'm having some issue where when I run bootsect with a command line of "bootsect.exe /nt52 : /force /mbr", then Windows 7 (the comp I'm running bootsect on) can no longer view the contents of the usb ...
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USB 3.1 - Type-C Host to Host

I recently built a desktop with an MSI M7 Gaming Motherboard, and also bought a Razer Blade Stealth. Both of these have USB 3.1 Gen 2 over Type-C connectors. Is it possible to use a standard USB-C ...
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Linux: WD USB not seen via df command from cli - also not automount (only from graphical itf)

Situation: on linux (Mint): new external WD usb disk (after plug-in autodetected, accesible via /media/user, also visible via df cmd) formated to the ext4 (I know, my stupid step :( - but I had a ...
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Creating a USB stick for installing centos 6.x using DVD1 and DVD2 iso files

First, we create 2 partitions on the USB stick that is let's say 16GB. first partition is let's say only 1GB and the second partition is the rest of what is available. after we "w" write the ...
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Can I boot an Acer Power S260 from a USB flash drive?

I have an Acer Power S260 which I am trying to boot from a USB flash drive to install a Linux variant. There are options in the BIOS for booting from USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, and USB-CDROM, but not from ...
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Black USB ports are working; blue ones aren't

My laptop (model "Dell Inspiron N5110") has four USB ports. Two of them work. Two of them don't. The two ports that don't work have blue interior contact surfaces, instead of black/grey. A quick web ...
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Install Server 2003 from USB

I need some way to boot my windows server 2003 install from a USB drive , any suggestions welcome.
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SEMC HSUSB Driver - Windows 7. How do I get to install this thing?

I'm trying to connect my Android phone to my PC. I know, I know. That's not an SU question, but hear me out. The whole problem seems to be one single .inf / driver file which I just cannot manage ...
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USB pen drive suddenly became read-only

Kingston DTSE9 16 Gb USB pen drive (genuine one) suddenly becomes read-only. It has been used in a car, permanently plugged in into the USB socket as music collection for approx 6 months. It was ...
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mobile getting charge by only laptop usb port and not charging using any ac charger [closed]

strong texthi guys i am new here my mobile is android mobile i by mistake put in mirco usb charging port cables opposite and from that time mobile stop charging by ac charger i try a lot of different ...
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Need Assistance on ASUS K55V USB ports not working

I have an Asus K55V laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Whenever I try to use a mouse (or any other USB device), it doesn't work because of a driver problem. The automatic update tries to update ...
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Make fixed USB drives dynamic disk

So at the moment I'm trying to RAID0 a pair of USB sticks I have. They show up in Disk Manager as Fixed Disks because of some driver filtering and it allows me to create a new striped volume, but at ...
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Should I be concerned about latency with a Keyboard and USB Sound card connected to a USB 2.0 Hub?

Should I be concerned about latency with a Keyboard and USB Sound card connected to a USB 2.0 Hub? The Keyboard is a Corsair K65 mechanical one, and the USB Sound Card is a generic one...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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How does USB device recognition work?

I'm curious how USB device recognition works in Windows. I imagine it's something like this: When you plug in a device, it tells Windows "here's my device ID to tell you what I am" Windows looks to ...
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Seagate Expansion external drive not recognised in Windows 8.1

Can someone PLEASE tell me why my Seagate Expansion external hard-drive is NOT recognised in Windows 8.1? It worked perfectly on my other Win 7 Pro laptop, I just bought a new laptop with Win 8.1,and ...